Chocolate Crinkles Recipe

Chocolate Crinkles Recipe

Baked for the 2010 Serious Eats Cookie Swap

"When I was home for Thanksgiving, I copied down a bunch of my mom's cookie recipes. These are one of my sister's favorites." Rachel Heise Bolten, SE intern

  • Yield:Yields about six dozen


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate (cool)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. 1.

    Mix sugar, oil, chocolate, and vanilla. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. 2.

    Cover and refrigerate at least three hours.

  3. 3.

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. 4.

    Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat. Shape into balls. Place on greased cookie sheets, about two inches apart.

  5. 5.

    Bake until almost no indentation remains when touched (10 to 12 minutes).